Book Review – The West Coast Modern House

The West Coast Modern House chronicles the development of mid-century modern Vancouver residential architecture and its continued... Read More

Modernist Vancouver: The Award-Winning Buildings of the Post-War Era

While Modernism began as early as the late 1910s and early 1920s, the period after World War II gave a major push in ideology and... Read More

Porch Parade

Summer is the time to get outdoors, and in the same spirit as the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London’s Hyde Park, the City of... Read More

LORINC: Telling our story

Not for the first time, and certainly not the last, I came across a family of tourists in the subway the other day, trying to figure... Read More

Brutalism’s Renaissance?

Brutalism took centre stage a few days ago in Edmonton with a visit by professor Robert Bruegmann from the University of Illinois at... Read More

Easy as 1-2-3: The simple absurdity of the site selection for the ‘Memorial to the Victims of Communism’

triad: noun tri·ad \ˈtrī-ˌad also -əd\ 1:  a union or group of three : trinity 2:  a chord of three tones consisting of a root with... Read More

EVENTS: Robson Redux Winners Meet and Greet, June 28th

Join us for an afternoon design talk, followed by a meet and greet with Chicago-based architects Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer ... Read More

The fall of Sir Henry Pellatt, king of Casa Loma

A carved marble fountain of child figures supporting a dolphin, a solid bronze buffalo head, and hundreds of champagne flutes, wine... Read More

UrbSanity: Shhh!!! A loud vision for the Central Library

Last summer, following the 40th anniversary of the Ottawa Public Library Main Branch on Metcalfe, the Main Library Facility Planning... Read More

Book Review – Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World

Author: Jared Green (Princeton Architectural Press, 2015) Sometimes the strongest way to get a message across is through simplicity... Read More